August 22, 2012

paper wigs

It's so fun when craftiness and research come together.

This is a paper wig I made to complete the look for the 18th century gown displayed in the Fashion Timeline exhibit at the Kent State University Museum.  Such a pretty gown deserves pretty hair, right? The wig looked large and over-the-top in the workshop, but when it was put on the dressed mannequin it was missing something. It need a bit more sparkle. So I made a paper feather and bow and as soon I set them on the wig the 'do looked finished. You can see more of the paper wigs on museum's blog!

August 17, 2012

underpinnings, yeah!

The exhibit "Undress: Shaping Fashion and Private Life" will open this September at the Kent State University Museum. I've been photographing all the pretty things that will be on display.

There are some very nice pieces and I'll share some detailed images of a few in future posts!